International degree programme "International Management of Resources and Environment" celebrates it

The graduates of the course at the opening ceremony in the Senate Hall.
More than 50 alumni from 15 countries met at the anniversary conference of the master's programme "International Management of Resources and Environment" (IMRE) at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Guests of honour were former rector Prof. Dr. Georg Unland and founding professor Dr. Michael Nippa.

In the winter semester of 1999, the first ten students were enrolled in the new course. Since then, the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg has trained 336 graduates from 66 countries worldwide.

In the English-language Master's programme, the students deal with global issues such as environmental protection and resource management. In return, they receive a sound education in various economic and engineering fields such as general business administration, environmental and sustainability management or law.

An extraordinary feature of the IMRE program is the networking of international students over the years. There is no other degree programme with such a close relationship to alumni and such a well-functioning alumni network. For many IMRE alumni, Freiberg has become their second home and they see themselves as members of the constantly growing "IMRE family" with a global presence.

39 prospective students from abroad have applied for the current winter semester 2019/20.

The IMRE alumni were offered a complete weekly programme from 30 September to 5 October to mark the 20th anniversary of the course. This included a hike on Humboldt's tracks with Dr. Norman Pohl (head of the Historicum), a geocaching day, an entrance to the research and training mine "Reiche Zeche" as well as an excursion to the Erzgebirge.

The graduates of the course at the opening ceremony in the Senate Hall.
Prof. Jan C. Bongaerts in his speech. Photo. Foto: TU Bergakademie Freiberg
founding professor Dr. Michael Nippa on his greeting. Photo: TU Bergakademie
former re Prof. Dr. Georg Unland on his greeting. Photo: TU Bergakademie Frei
The graduates of the course of studies at the gala event in the Alte Mensa.